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Cardiology Management

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Could Stop Heart Valve Calcification

2017 13 Jun

Findings from Vanderbilt University researchers show that a drug originally intended for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis may be the first drug to treat calcification of heart valves. Findings are published in Circulation. Nearly 750,000 American suffer from heart attacks every year. Those and other types of heart disease are the number 1 killer... Read more

Cardiology Management

Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis at Higher Risk of Surprise Heart Attack

2015 05 May

According to new research presented at the ICNC 12 by Dr Adriana Puente, a cardiologist in the National Medical Centre “20 de Noviembre” ISSSTE in Mexico City, Mexico, patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at an increased risk of a surprise heart attack. The research indicates that the risk is higher even if patients have no symptoms and is independent... Read more

Lab Management

Blood Test Helps Determine Patient Response To TNF-Alpha Inhibitors

2014 17 Nov

Baseline levels of serum interferon in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients may help rheumatologists determine who may have a poor response to tumour necrosis factor-alpha inhibitor drugs. This new finding could eventually help rheumatologists determine the best possible options for treating individual patients suffering from RA. The findings were presented... Read more